Clergy Appointments

Appeared in Issue 9704, Feb. 16, 2017 on p. 3


Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following appointments:


Bishop Hartmayer has approved the appointment by the Very Reverend Chet Artysiewicz, GHM, President of Glenmary Home Missioners, of Mr. Charles Aketch, GHM, diaconal candidate, who has assumed ministerial responsibilities as Pastoral Associate at Holy Family Parish, Blakely, and St. Luke Mission, Cuthbert, effective January 18,






Deacon Jonathan Barfield, formerly of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, will assume diaconal ministry in the Diocese of Savannah and has been assigned to St. James the Less Parish in Savannah, effective February 7, 2017.








Bishop Hartmayer has accepted the request of the Reverend Thomas J. Peyton, pastor of St. Michael Parish, Tybee Island, to retire from active ministry, effective February 27, 2017.




Bishop Hartmayer has appointed the Reverend Daniel F. Firmin, JCL, VG as administrator of St. Michael Parish, Tybee Island, effective February 27, 2017.  Fr. Firmin will continue his responsibilities as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. 


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